Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chromis: Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335); pura: Named for its type locality and only known collection site, Pura; noun in apposition.. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 18 m (Ref. 78145). Tropical
Western Pacific: Indonesia
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78145)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is characterized by having D XIII, 12-13 (usually XIII, 12); A II, 11; pectoral rays 19-20; 2 spiniform caudal rays; 16-18 tubed lateral line scales; gill rakers 6-7 + 19-20 (total, 25-27); body depth 1.96-2.07 in SL; caudal peduncle blue-grey, grading to dusky yellowish; scale margins darker grey; dorsal portion of head and nape greenish grey; suborbital blue and opercular scales with similar blue shade; dorsal fin mainly blue-grey, darker on anterior half of soft portion, abruptly yellowish on posterior half; anal fin mainly black, except the last few rays which is hyaline and thin blue anterior margin; caudal fin dusky yellow; pelvic fins hyaline with prominent black triangular marking at base (Ref. 78145).
Adults inhabit sloping, rocky bottom exposed to strong currents (Ref. 78145). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R. and J.E. Randall, 2004. Two new species of damselfishes (Pomacentridae: Chromis) ) from Indonesian seas. Aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 9 (1):17-24. (Ref. 78145)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00786 - 0.04025), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .